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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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83
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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-27-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Skater_Rich, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of buck1futter
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pretty nice looking beer, poured a big head and died down but stuck around through the whole beer. coco dark head.

S- Smells so good. I can smell the pecans a mile a way. Very buttery sweet smell. The roast pinches the inside of the nose, very nice and still very pleasant.

T-A very balanced porter even with the brown sugar and pecans. Pretty creamy from the start and creamy in the aftertaste. The dark malt and roasted pecans really go well in this one. Not very complex but plenty of diff. taste going on. they all blend together, but are noticeable if picked a part, really good.

M- Velvety, medium and very smooth. Like a blanket coated your tongue.

I love nutty beers, and this one is one of my new fav. in the department. So b-nuttery and clean. I really like this beer.

buck1futter, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

jryanj927, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mmmmbeer, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

bmjivi221, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

GumDropButtons, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of mdcrouser
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deepest of browns and with a full inch of creamy tan head to begin, dying down to about a quarter as much, clinging to the edges throughout.

Dark roasted malts, inhaled through the nose and pushing outward like the air in a balloon.

Deep roastiness, but not from the coffee or chocolate that so often accompany the style. This is a distinctive nuttiness that could only come from what they’ve done with pecans here, which slowly roll around the mouth like they’re still whole. Sweet from the brown sugar, earthy, soft and chewy. Lingers for minutes.

Smooth and still prickly on the tongue, mildly burning on the back of the tongue.

Easy to drink and enjoy, especially this time of year. Tasty and unique.

mdcrouser, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Bighuge
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark opaque body. Thin dusty brown head. Sparse lace throughout. Good looking beer. Nice aroma of chocolate and roast and nuts. Medium bodied silky smooth beer. A nice chalkiness brings some milk chocolate and light roast to the palate. Nicely balanced flavor. Nice nuttiness....I'll say pecan. Nice little bitterness. Good beer all around.

Bighuge, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

bccocx, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

KevinGordon, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

st9647v3, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

MightiestBeard, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Mikef68, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

bcostner1, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

tat2dhllblly, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Turbodog666, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of bens0n
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours an opaque black with a nice amount of dark tan head, leaves a little bit of lacing, looks solid.

On the nose you can pick up on a sweet and nutty pecan pie aroma, its got way more sweetness than I would have expected, no hops or boozyness detected.

Flavor wise its got a nice sweet start and a really roasty and nutty finish.. I can pick up on a little bit of bready malt somewhere in the middle. Has a smokey aftertaste that lingers on the tongue inbetween sips

Its substantially thick for a porter, which I really like.

Overall, exactly what I expected from clown shoes, a solid offering, really interesting porter.

bens0n, Dec 13, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

DanielleMargaret, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. The head soon reduces to a durable partial coat and ring. Moderate lacing.

Smells sweet and delicious. Some pecan pie filling with cinnamon. Moderately strong. Only faint grains.

Less sweet than it smells, there's a solid layer of medium and dark roasted grains with a bit of caramel and dark chocolate. A hint of roasted pecans, but wuite faint, as is the coffee in the finish. Near equal sweet/bitter by the finish. Nice nutty/malty aftertaste.

Medium body; very good carbonation level; very smooth; dry finish.

O: Lightly boozy nose and feel, but still drinks like 4-5% ABV brew. A distinct, remarkably smooth Amer. Porter. Recommended.

chinchill, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark brown-black with a thick, fat, and creamy head the color of coffee ice cream. The head lasts for awhile at a half fingers width, but the beers body is dark black and impenetrable to the eye. Lacing is light and filmy on the sides of the glass. This beer smells roasted and nutty with sweet syrup underlying everything, roasted bread is there too. A faint sweet scent of alcohol is also present but it works well with the syrupy smell and is not overpowering. The taste begin as sweet toffee and then travels into roasted nuts, faintly reminiscent from of pecans, and then slowly moving itself into roasted sweet coffee with the faintest hints of cocoa chocolate. Creamy sugar is also faintly present at the beginning of the sip. My girlfriend says the beer almost tastes like olives on the back of the throat, which I do not detect, but I kind of see where she is coming from. As it warms the beer brings more of the astringent roast that is nicely reminiscent of coffee. On the mouth, the beer is medium to thick bodied and creamy on the tongue, with a slight cloying taste from the sweet sugars and nuts, though it is by no means bad. The tongue is left damp but with a slight dryness lingering from the roasted sweet flavors. Overall this is a delicious sweet sipper. A dessert beer for sure, it carries some lovely complex flavors. Does it taste like a pecan pie though? I don’t really think so. I can sense the candied pecans and a little of the bready crust, but the roast is really what plays the most prominently with the sweet nuts, which is more reminiscent of coffee than of a pie. Great holiday beer to try, and very tasty, but don’t walk into it expecting liquid pecan pie.

Maxwell, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost black) in color with some dark amber highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger and a half tall very dark tan head that reduces to a patchy thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with additional aromas of pecan, brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Very light notes of chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon which grow in strength as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of roasted and toasted malts that then fade into the flavors of toasted pecans. After that, there are some very light notes of cinnamon, molasses, and coffee. Throughout there are some light notes of brown sugar and chocolate. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Overall this was an enjoyable beer and I'm glad that it was not overly sweet as I feared it might be when called a pecan pie porter - there is a lot of potential to go over the top with sweetness. Pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden. Pretty well balanced.

dbrauneis, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Andonato, Mar 15, 2013
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Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
83 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.